The Nashville Predators begin the March portion of their schedule with P.K. Subban's return to Montreal (tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT).
The Preds (32-22-9) have points in six-straight contests following their dramatic comeback win in Buffalo (5-4 in overtime) on Tuesday and are seeking their first five-game winning streak of the season. Tonight, they'll be led by Subban's first return to Montreal since he was traded to Nashville for Shea Weber on June 29, 2016.
Montreal (35-21-8) has won three games in a row - all of them in overtime - and are 4-2-0 overall under new head coach Claude Julien. The Habs made several moves surrounding Wednesday's Trade Deadline Day, including the acquisitions of forwards Dwight King, Andreas Martinsen and Steve Ott and defensemen Jordie Benn and Brandon Davidson.
Nashville made a single deal yesterday, picking up P.A. Parenteau. The forward is not expected to be in the lineup tonight.
The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday. Below is their projected lineup based on the session:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - James Neal
Kevin Fiala - Mike Fisher - Craig Smith
Cody McLeod - Vernon Fiddler - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game